Virginia Cavaliers vs NC State Wolfpack 02/03/2021 – An unbalanced Atlantic Coast Conference play will get underway as Virginia Cavaliers take on NC State Wolfpack from PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Cavaliers secured the top spot in the ACC play and they continue to be a major threat to opponents. NC State Wolfpack are just the opposite after holding the 12th spot in the ACC play. The Wolfpack has a long way to make up for their loss and this seems to be an easy opportunity for the Cavaliers to win and cover. The top online sportsbook has already predicted the Cavaliers to get past the Wolfpack in this game.
Virginia Cavaliers vs NC State Wolfpack 02/03/2021
|When:||Wednesday, February 3, 9:00 PM ET|
|Where:||PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina|
Packline 🆚 Wolfpack!
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— Virginia Men's Basketball (@UVAMensHoops) February 3, 2021
Virginia Cavaliers are strong with their scoring offense and equally balanced defensive skills. The Cavaliers won seven of their eight conference games and are 11-3 with their overall play. However, they struggled to get past Virginia Tech Hokies in their last game. The Cavaliers scored just 51and gave up 65 in return. The leader in scoring is Sam Hauser with close to 15 points per game. Hauser is also the leader in rebounds with 7.2 per game. When it comes to passing, the Cavaliers are turning towards Kihei Clark as their leader with 4.1 assists per game. Virginia is shooting at an impressive 49.5 percent from their field goal attempts.
Players to watch: S. Hauser F (GP 14 MIN 33.2 PTS 14.6 REB 7.2 AST 1.8 STL 0.6 BLK 0.4 TO 1.2 FG% 50.3 FT% 73.3 3P% 42), J. Huff F (GP 14 MIN 24 PTS 13.8 REB 6.1 AST 1.1 STL 0.4 BLK 2.4 TO 1.2 FG% 63.9 FT% 88 3P% 50), T. Murphy III G (GP 14 MIN 27.6 PTS 10.8 REB 3.2 AST 1.4 STL 0.6 BLK 0.4 TO 0.6 FG% 51 FT% 84.2 3P% 48.5).
NC State Wolfpack
NC State Wolfpack dropped five of their eight conference games and are holding a 7-6 record with their overall play. The Wolfpack seems to be one of those struggling teams in the Atlantic Coast play. In their last outing, the Wolfpack lost against Syracuse Orange with a final score of 76-73. Jericole Hellems is the leader in scoring with an average of close to 13 points per game. From the rebounding department, Manny Bates has taken the lead with six-plus assists per game. The Wolfpack lost Devon Daniels to an injury and that seems to be costing them against easy opponents.
Players to watch: D. Daniels G (GP 12 MIN 33.3 PTS 16.5 REB 5 AST 3.1 STL 1.7 BLK 0.2 TO 2.6 FG% 48.1 FT% 65.9 3P% 34.5), J. Hellems F (GP 13 MIN 29.9 PTS 12.7 REB 5.7 AST 1.8 STL 1.2 BLK 0.4 TO 2.1 FG% 45.7 FT% 79.1 3P% 37.1), D. Funderburk F (GP 9 MIN 23.6 PTS 11.9 REB 4.9 AST 0 STL 0.4 BLK 0.6 TO 1.1 FG% 59 FT% 87.2 3P% 12.5).
Virginia Cavaliers vs NC State Wolfpack Betting Predictions
Virginia is 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Virginia’s last 5 games.
Virginia is 7-1 SU in their last 8 games.
Virginia is 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against North Carolina State.
Cavaliers are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games against North Carolina State.
NC State Wolfpack
North Carolina State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of North Carolina State’s last 8 games.
North Carolina State is 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of North Carolina State’s last 9 games against Virginia.
North Carolina State is 8-1 SU in their last 9 games at home.
Virginia Cavaliers vs NC State Wolfpack Betting Picks
Virginia will make use of this easy opportunity to bounce back as they have the sports betting sites in their favor. NC State Wolfpack is too weak for the Cavaliers and they will struggle to get past their defense.
Moneyline: The ML for the Cavaliers in this game is -310 and the ML for the Wolfpack is +225.
Spread: The spread for Virginia is -6.5 (-110) and the spread for the Wolfpack is +6.5 (-110).
Totals: The total will go over 130.5 (-110) for the Cavaliers and the same will go under for the Wolfpack.
Score Prediction: 69-53, Cavaliers win.